Measurements of dune erosion processes during the RealDune/REFLEX experiments

Paul van Wiechen*, Jantien Rutten, Sierd de Vries, Marion Tissier, Ryan Mieras, Katherine Anarde, Christine Baker, Ad Reniers, Jan-Willem Mol

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Abstract

Nearshore hydro- and morphodynamic data were collected during a field experiment under calm conditions, moderate conditions, and storm conditions with dune erosion in the collision regime. The experiment was conducted on the Sand Engine near Kijkduin, the Netherlands, from October 18, 2021, to January 7, 2022. Two artificial unvegetated dunes were constructed just above the high water line to measure storm erosion and dune impacts from higher water levels and waves. During the experiment, three storms occurred that resulted in significant erosion of both dunes. The collected hydrodynamic data include pressure sensor and velocimeter data along two cross-shore transects. The collected morphodynamic data include bathymetry and topography surveys, optical backscatter sensor data in the inner surf zone, and a continuous cross-shore line-scanning lidar data set of the dune face. This comprehensive data set can be used to (1) study relevant nearshore hydrodynamic and morphodynamic processes that occur during calm conditions, moderate conditions, and storm conditions with dune erosion in the collision regime, and (2) validate existing dune erosion models.
Original languageEnglish
Article number421
Number of pages18
JournalScientific Data
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024

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